New battery design for the 5G world

Tuesday, 09 July, 2019

New battery design for the 5G world

Researchers have created a new formula for battery composition that is claimed to offer 2.5 times more battery life than anything currently on the market, in the same volume as the current market-leading superslim battery.

The formula thus more than doubles the energy a battery can carry without changing the weight — a critical requirement for use in applications such as IoT networks, electric vehicles and drones.

The formula was developed by researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research hosted at Trinity College Dublin, as part of the Nokia Bell Labs Distinguished Academic Partners Program.

It was designed to meet the increasing power requirements of connected devices, such as smartphones, drones, electric cars and robots. However, it could also power 4G and 5G network equipment or emergency backup battery systems.

“By packing more energy into a smaller space, this new battery technology will have a profound impact on 5G and the entire networked world,” said Nokia Bell Labs’ Member of Technical Staff, Paul King, who was one of the lead investigators on the project.

The researchers added that the technology could potentially be used to store energy generated by wind and solar renewable technologies, making them more reliable.

A patent has been filed to protect their battery design and help bring it to market.

A study discussing the battery research can be found in Nature Energy.

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